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Companies risk falling foul of incoming GDPR regulations by relying on existing, piecemeal security measures, according to a new whitepaper published today by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.   The majority of existing defences, which use pattern matching techniques to find threats, are unable to detect new attacks that use legitimate user credentials to access sensitive information, meaning that companies risk not be able to detect and report a breach within the 72 hours...

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Since Mirai and its subsequent variants let the genie out of the bottle, DDoS attacks powered by the Internet of Things have become ubiquitous. As more and more IoT devices join the world’s networks – predicted by Gartner to be 24 billion by 2020 - so the potential for cybercriminals to recruit unsecured devices to botnets and wreak havoc through DDoS increases, and we see advanced multi-vector attacks that evolve in sophistication almost as fast...

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A significant percentage of U.S. companies are uncertain about or unprepared for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that takes effect one month from today, according to a new survey by CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association. “Confusion about the regulations remains a significant problem for many companies,” said Todd Thibodeaux, CompTIA president and CEO. A full 52 percent of 400 U.S. companies surveyed are either still exploring the applicability of GDPR to...

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Kaspersky Lab has uncovered infrastructure used by the well-known Russian-speaking APT group Crouching Yeti, also known as Energetic Bear, which includes compromised servers across the world. According to the research, numerous servers in different countries were hit since 2016, sometimes in order to gain access to other resources. Others, including those hosting Russian websites, were used as watering holes. Crouching Yeti is a Russian-speaking advanced persistent threat (APT) group that Kaspersky Lab has been tracking...

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Earlier this month, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) published a report listing ‘cryptojacking’ as one of the biggest cyber threats facing UK businesses. The report warned that up to 55% of businesses globally are already affected by these types of attacks, and that this figure is set to only rise as attackers exploit new techniques to hijack computers. But what exactly is cryptojacking, and how can technology be properly leveraged to protect businesses from...

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The cybersecurity industry is being treated to a rare regal flare, as Eskenzi PR and Marketing is presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018. Eskenzi PR Ltd is a specialist agency, working closely with the very best cyber security companies in the world, including those coming out of Israel, Silicon Valley, Europe and of course, the UK. The agency represents over 25 companies, working with many leading vendors in cyber including Airbus Cybersecurity, Imperva,...

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Positive Technologies experts Ilya Karpov, Evgeny Druzhinin, and Stephen Nosov have discovered four vulnerabilities in management cards for APC by Schneider Electric hardware. These uninterrupted power supply (UPS) units are used in various sectors. Two of the vulnerabilities received the maximum possible CVSS v3 score of 10, indicating a very high degree of risk.     Security issues were found in APC MGE SNMP/Web Card Transverse 66074 management cards, which are present in several series of UPS units:...

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Her Majesty The Queen, advised by the Prime Minister, has honoured Eskenzi PR and Marketing with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018, recognising its outstanding achievement in International Trade. Eskenzi has been in business for over twenty years, working with cyber security companies all over the world, to raise awareness of security issues organisations face and the cutting edge technology available to thwart cyber attacks.  This award comes at a time when the government is...

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At the beginning of this week (Monday 16th), TaskRabbit, the IKEA-owned mobile marketplace that matches freelance labour with local demand, had its website and app hacked resulting in both shutting down and going offline. The company had offered a statement to its customers saying, “ we understand how important your personal information is and are working with an outside cybersecurity firm and law enforcement to determine the specifics.” An investigation is under way to seek...

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New analysis has found that over the last three years, 35% of all major data breaches were caused by negligent or malicious employees, costing the UK-based organisations involved almost £500,000 in fines from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). This study, carried out by global security software company Avecto, looked at all the breaches between August 2015 and January 2018, where the ICO issued fines for ‘failing to take appropriate technical and organisational measures against the unauthorised processing...

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